Hull City Council (the Authority) has been successful in its National Lottery Heritage Fund (‘NLHF’) application for funding for a new-build Visitor Building / visitor orientation centre building to be constructed at the North End Shipyard – which will form an integral part of the wider ‘Maritime Project’ in Hull which includes refurbishment and construction works at the Hull Maritime Museum and adjacent Dock Office Chambers buildings in the city centre, restoration and refurbishment works to two historic ships, and other works at the North End Shipyard, (NESY), site, on the river Hull.

The Authority is now seeking bids from suitably qualified and experienced suppliers to tender for the works to construct the new-build Visitor Building for the North End Shipyard (NESY) site, in Hull, to Passivhaus standard, together with associated landscaping and other works required to complete the NESY site. In addition to the new Visitor Building, the successful contractor for this procurement will also be required to undertake and to deliver the related landscaping and other works required at the site including landscaping/paving around the Visitor Building itself, but also including the installation of the foundations/footings upon which the restored Scotch Derrick dock Crane will be mounted, the installation of railings at the entrance to the dock, the installation of a gantry/walkway linking the Visitor Building to the restored Arctic Corsair trawler, the provision and installation of mesh flooring around the restored trawler once returned to its permanent dry-dock location at the NESY site, and the provision/installation of fire escape steps at the dock side.

It is intended that the successful contractor will be appointed for 1st October 2021.

This tender is being undertaken in a two-stage process, with interested contractors and suppliers initially required to complete and return a Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) document, with both the standard elements and the (scored) Quality Question elements completed. Following assessment and scoring of the SSQ stage returns, the Council will shortlist the highest-scoring six (6) suppliers who will then be taken forward to the full Invitation To Tender (ITT) stage for this procurement. The ITT stage will include both Pricing and Quality elements and will be issued to the shortlisted suppliers in late June 2021.

Participating suppliers should now ensure that they complete and return their SSQ submission, together with any relevant enclosures, and ensure that this is uploaded to the council’s electronic tender portal, YORtender, by 12:00 hrs BST on Wednesday 2nd June 2021.

Full details of the tender and relevant documentation are available on the Council’s YORtender portal, via weblink https://www.yortender.co.uk, under Contract Reference DN533816.